August 7, 2013 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - Time Tracer Limited is proud to announce the release of Gemtactix 1.2 for iOS, an electronic version of a popular social mancala board game that has been played around the world, for centuries in some places. Gemtactix is a fun, social and tactical strategy game. The player's objective is to win the game by moving their craft around the board to capture enough of the opponents gems to stop the opponent capturing their gems. The game ends when a player cannot capture anymore gems: The winner is the one with the most gems.
Gemtactix - Easy To Learn But Hard To Let Go:
The Gemtactix game is easy to learn as shown in the YouTube demo. In addition, the game app has quick one minute clips showing the three game play rules for reference. Play the Free Trainee Level vs The Galactic Control Intelligence Unit to practice playing. There are two further engaging and challenging levels of play vs The Galactic Control Intelligence Unit that can be purchased with in the app for GBP 0.69 or $0.99.
Social Gaming With the Game Center - Free:
The game has multiplayer facility to play vs ones friends or anyone anywhere in the world using the Game Centre. Challenge ones friends to a battle of intelligence anytime anywhere! Social board gaming has never been this good! Players enjoy the thrill of a live 1 to 1 real time game.
Social Play With No Wifi or Internet - Free:
Furthermore, if relaxing with friends in the bar, cafe, pub or park, one can play against them on the device, just like on any other physical board game with no need for wifi or internet connectivity!
Leader Board Scores on the Game Center:
See ones score position on the leader board and challenge friends to beat ones score. Playing others around the world or playing against Galactic Control can help improve ones score. Scoring is ranked according to difficulty as follows: Trainee Level, Professional Level, Game Center Play, Master Level.
Scores are based on the gems captured when the game is over. In addition there is a time bonus that is calculated based on winning the game within 15 minutes. This is a reward for quick and correct thinking when making decisions. See how ones skills are improving by looking at the Achievement board. Achievement points are awarded for the number of wins made in playing the various levels against Galactic Control.
Game Graphics, Game Music and Special Effects:
Time Tracer Limited applies special effects, music and graphics to the board game to further enliven it. The theme of the game is space. For example in the Professional Level, background snow falling in space has a surreal effect when playing the game this together with the game play music is of a calming nature helping one to relax and think their way through the game. The game has victory music to accompany the thrill of winning and complementary solace music when a player loses a game. The music, sound effects and special effects can be turned off if desired. In addition the player can play their own ipod music during play if they prefer.
Origins Of The Game:
The Gemtactix game is derived from mancala games originally played across Africa and the Middle East, in particular the variant mancala games played in Eastern and Central Africa. The origin of the games are a mystery: however what is known is that they have been played for many centuries as a social pastime for communities on Earth.
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, iPod touch (2/3/4/5 gen) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5
* 91.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Gemtactix 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. In-App purchases are available for extra levels for only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies).
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